I'm starting to get back into running and really don't want to only run on my street (down and back all the way in both directions is about a mile so there's that) because it gets really monotonous. However the idea of running anywhere alone makes me a little...well terrified kinda honestly. And so many of the parks around here have at least a stretch of woods or isolated place. Was awhile ago but was attached while alone somewhere. So...any suggestions on something small to carry to use in defense? I was thinking pepper spray or something but wasn't sure if there's a better option out there, though I hope to never have to use it or anything ever.